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· May, 2011

Stories about Singapore from May, 2011

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Technology for Transparency: Final Report

22 May 2011

The Technology for Transparency Network is proud to announce the release of its final report, "Global mapping of technology for transparency and accountability". The report is being published by the Transparency and Accountability Initiative (@TAInitiative) along with a over a dozen other reports on the global transparency movement.

Singapore: Dog meat

15 May 2011

A Singapore blogger urges authorities to rethink the ban on the selling of dog meat in the city state.

Singapore: Cancer treatment subsidy

15 May 2011

Deborah Choo, writing for The Online Citizen, features the story of a cancer patient who found out that cancer treatments are not being subsidized by the Singapore government.

Unesco report on Singapore media

10 May 2011

A Unesco report cites the “heavily regulated” mainstream media in Singapore while recognizing blogs and other new media sites as offering “alternative discourse on important socio-political issues like domestic politics, rights of gays and senior citizens.”

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Video: Budding Young Scientists in India, Singapore and South Africa

9 May 2011

The Google Science Fair project semi finalist listings are up. Although it was open to teens between 13 and 18 years from all over the world, it is interesting to note that the United States, Singapore and India take the majority of spots amongst the 60 selected semi finalists, which also includes entries from New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom and Canada. Find out some of the shortlisted projects.

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Postscript to Singapore Elections

9 May 2011

Singaporeans trooped to the polls last Saturday and re-elected the ruling party which has been in power since 1959. But the opposition also scored some important victories and this generated a lot of reactions in the local blogosphere.

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Singapore: Social Media, Youth, and Elections

1 May 2011

Singapore’s youth sector will be a significant source of votes in next week's General Elections. This explains why political parties are also looking to social media to win more votes. Bloggers discuss the role of the youth in influencing the election results

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